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  • Summary: Sonic Mania Plus is the definitive retail enhanced version of the original Sonic Mania's digital release, presented in a pristine collectible physical release. The encore pack is a $5 upgrade fee for owners of the original game.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Sep 10, 2018
    100
    If you loved Sonic Mania, Plus is an essential purchase. It’s more Sonic Mania, but different.
  2. 100
    Taken as a full package this is arguably the best Sonic game there is. Mania mode is fun as ever, the cast is fuller, and the bonus challenges, unlockables, Encore mode and multiplayer makes for a game that earns its spot on the retail shelf. Some existing owners might wonder whether two extra characters, remixed singleplayer and revamped splitscreen is worth the upgrade given there's no substantially new levels to speak of, but I think it's a fine way to extend the experience.
  3. Jul 10, 2018
    95
    Sonic Mania was already a fantastic title, and Sonic Mania Plus only makes things look and feel better.
  4. Jul 10, 2018
    90
    Essential for those who he did not play the original title.
  5. Aug 13, 2018
    90
    Sonic Mania Plus is a return to form for Sega’s most iconic character. It takes all that is old and makes it new again.
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    90
    Sonic Mania was a true return to form for the mascot, in his 2D 'Classic' guise at least, and celebrated the glory days of the original games while also enhancing their qualities and taking on new ideas. From new areas, imaginative second acts and some delightful boss encounters, the development team poured a lot of passion and talent into the project. Sonic Mania Plus takes that solid foundation and - in all honestly - doesn't do a great deal to mess with it. The new characters and modes are welcome, and there are some neat tweaks which iron out some of the kinks present in the original release, but on the whole this is an enhanced edition of the game rather than a feature-rich update. If you've still not sampled the delights of Sonic Mania then this is clearly the version to get, but if you're an existing owner then the low asking price of the DLC update make this well worth a look; we'll take any excuse to dive back into one of the best 2D platformers of recent memory.
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    It adds on neatly onto your original game (no need to start all over), and will extend your playtime at least another few hours if not more. Also, if you missed Sonic Mania last year, this is now the definitive version of the game. That said, if you just casually picked it up, and only invested a few hours, there isn’t that much here in Sonic Mania Plus to justify spending more money unless you’re a huge fan of Mighty and Ray.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 31
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 31
  3. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Jul 25, 2018
    10
    Game is great and has a lot of nostalgia. Mania Plus is a fantastical update to an already great game. tl;dr Great update to an already greatGame is great and has a lot of nostalgia. Mania Plus is a fantastical update to an already great game. tl;dr Great update to an already great game.

    Plus adds Encore Mode, Mighty and Ray and several tweaks (the Menu update and missing level transitions, which are already available free if you don't have plus) and more. Plus is $5 if you have the base game, which is a great price, and $30 to buy the entire physical package (comes with art-book, reversible cover, shiny reflective box cover) where the orignal base Digital copy was $20.
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  2. Jul 24, 2018
    10
    Price Rating $30/$30

    Pros + Feels exactly like classic Sonic games. Physics, sound effects, music, and quality while also adding great new
    Price Rating $30/$30

    Pros
    + Feels exactly like classic Sonic games. Physics, sound effects, music, and quality while also adding great new elements and stages
    + Very re-playable
    + Encore more is a great excuse to play again with a slight twist

    Cons
    - Pinball bonus stage could use a little more work. Does not feel like any pinball stage from Sonic's past, and the ball doesn't move at all like you would expect.
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  3. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    The quality of the package in Mania Plus is so good that it is becoming one of the best, if not the best, Sonic game of all time.
  4. Aug 4, 2018
    10
    A further improvement on an already great game. Similar to the original trilogy on the Genesis in gameplay and appearance, the game goes backA further improvement on an already great game. Similar to the original trilogy on the Genesis in gameplay and appearance, the game goes back to the more looked up upon period of the series, and the add-on features extra characters, an encore mode, and with the collector's package you receive an art book, along with a beautiful looking package. Expand
  5. Jul 18, 2018
    10
    Sonic Mania was already an awesome 2D platform game but with Sonic Mania Plus the game is just perfect. More stages to play, more charactersSonic Mania was already an awesome 2D platform game but with Sonic Mania Plus the game is just perfect. More stages to play, more characters each with unique gameplay to play and many more things to do it's simple : just buy it, to experience the amazing experience this videogame has to offer! Expand
  6. Jul 17, 2018
    10
    Sonic Mania Plus is a masterpiece of a game. Adding more content into an already-perfect game. With the added Encore mode, plus the additionSonic Mania Plus is a masterpiece of a game. Adding more content into an already-perfect game. With the added Encore mode, plus the addition of Mighty and Ray and better multiplayer support (up to 4 players), Sonic Mania Plus is by far the most definitive version of Sonic Mania and the best Sonic game in 10 years. An instant buy for anyone wanting to seek an amazing retro-styled platformer. Expand
  7. Jul 27, 2018
    8
    This is a pretty nice trip down memory lane. I never played the non-Plus version of Sonic Mania, so I was pleasantly surprised by theThis is a pretty nice trip down memory lane. I never played the non-Plus version of Sonic Mania, so I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. I don't regret the $40 CDN for the cartridge (so we can share it between the 3 switches in the household), but I don't know if I'd get it on just my account. Expand

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